Magic Online Announcements, March 31, 2020

Posted in Magic Online on March 31, 2020

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, March 31, 2020

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Magic Online Super Qualifiers

Modern Horizons Encore Draft April 1

Modern Cube Returns April 8

Pioneer PTQ Saturday

Limited PTQ Sunday

MOCS Season 1 Ending; Qualifier Points Reminder

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime April 15


Magic Online Super Qualifiers

As part of our initiatives to give you more ways to play at home, we wanted to provide options for you to play at the highest levels for competitive stakes. Therefore, in light of the changes to the tabletop Players Tour Qualifiers announced earlier, we're adding a new series of qualifiers to Magic Online to provide additional ways for players to compete and qualify for upcoming Players Tour events: Magic Online Super Qualifiers. These online events will run alongside existing Magic Online Qualifiers and will continue to invite players to Players Tour Series 2 events.

And in order to make the Super Qualifiers as exciting as possible, we've added more prizes! Players who earn 65th place through 128th place will receive 100 Play Points. These prizes are in addition to those previously announced. And, because we intend this to be a quality of the Super Qualifier events as a whole, we're retroactively adding these to events that have already concluded! Players who earned these prizes will have them granted before the end of this week.

Get event info here, read more about MTGO Super Qualifiers here, or check out the schedule below:

Date Time (PDT) Format PT

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

3:00 p.m.

Pauper

Series 2

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

12:00 p.m.

THB Sealed

Series 2

Thursday, April 2, 2020

7:00 a.m.

Legacy

Series 2

Friday, April 3, 2020

7:00 a.m.

Limited

Series 2

Friday, April 3, 2020

3:00 p.m.

Pioneer

Series 2

Saturday, April 4, 2020

12:00 a.m.

Modern

Series 2

Sunday, April 5, 2020

12:00 a.m.

Limited

Series 2

Monday, April 6, 2020

7:00 a.m.

Modern

Series 2

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

3:00 a.m.

Limited

Series 2

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

3:00 p.m.

Pauper

Series 2

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

12:00 p.m.

Limited

Series 2

Thursday, April 9, 2020

7:00 a.m.

Legacy

Series 2

NOTE: All players are eligible to enter, including those already qualified for PT Series 2. If an already-qualified player finishes in the Top 2 of a Super Qualifier, that PT invite will not pass down.


Modern Horizons Encore Draft April 1

For one week starting Wednesday, April 1 at 10 a.m. PT, you can draft Modern Horizons. Drafts will include both Phantom and non-Phantom events. See prize and entry info below:

Non-Phantom entry – 25 Event Tickets, 250 Play Points, 10 Modern Horizons Tokens, or 3 Modern Horizons boosters plus 4 Event Tickets
Phantom entry – 10 Event Tickets, 100 Play Points, or 5 Modern Horizons Tokens

Non-Phantom prizes – 3 Wins: 6 MH1 boosters + 1 Competitive Trophy + 1 QP; 2 Wins: 2 MH1 booster
Phantom prizes – 3 Wins: 150 Play Points + 1 Friendly Trophy + 1 QP + 1 Treasure Chest; 2 Wins: 100 PP; 1 Win: 50 PP


Modern Cube Returns April 8

After a small delay to make way for Modern Horizons Encore Drafts, the Modern Cube returns next Wednesday, April 8. Updated with cards from our most recent releases, this cube features the most powerful cards you can play in Modern wrapped up in that awesome cube wrapper. The Draft league and single-elimination Draft queue will be available for at least the next two weeks.


Pioneer PTQ Saturday

On Saturday, April 4, there will be a Pioneer PTQ at a special start time of 2 p.m. PT! The entry fee is 1 Red PTQ Finals Token or 40 MOCS Qualifier Points. The winner qualifies for their choice of events in Series 2 of the 2020 Players Tour later this spring.

NOTE: Any remaining Red Limited PTQ Qualifier Entry Tokens must be used by April 5, the date of the last Magic Online PTQ Qualifier of this qualifying round. As a reminder, these Tokens can be used for either Limited or Constructed PTQ Qualifier events.

Reminder: Players already qualified for PT Series 2 cannot compete in these single-slot events.

Learn more about Players Tour Qualifier events here.


Limited PTQ Sunday

On Sunday, April 5, there will be a Limited PTQ at 7 a.m. PT! The set will be Theros Beyond Death, and the event will cost 1 Red Limited PTQ Token. You can also join with 40 MOCS Qualifier Points. The winner qualifies for their choice of events in Series 2 of the 2020 Players Tour later this spring.

NOTE: Any remaining Red Limited PTQ Qualifier Entry Tokens must be used by April 5, the date of the last Magic Online PTQ Qualifier of this qualifying round. As a reminder, these Tokens can be used for either Limited or Constructed PTQ Qualifier events.

Reminder: Players already qualified for PT Series 2 cannot compete in these single-slot events.

Learn more about Players Tour Qualifier events here.


MOCS Season 1 Ending; Qualifier Points Reminder

We are quickly approaching the end of the first season of the updated MOCS system and, with it, your ability to use your Qualifier Points (QPs). QPs from the current season will expire and be removed from accounts during the April 15 downtime. In addition to MOCS Showcase Challenges, Super Qualifiers, and PTQ events, QPs are usable for the MOCS Last Chance events on Monday and Tuesday, April 13–14. The schedule can be found below, and the full details can be found on the MTGO Premier Play page.

Date Time Event Format Qualification

Saturday, April 11, 2020

6:00 a.m.

Standard Showcase Challenge

Standard

Standard Showcase Qualifier

Saturday, April 11, 2020

8:00 a.m.

Modern Showcase Challenge

Modern

Modern Showcase Qualifier

Saturday, April 11, 2020

9:00 a.m.

Limited Showcase Challenge

THB Sealed

Limited Showcase Qualifier

Sunday, April 12, 2020

6:00 a.m.

Pioneer Showcase Challenge

Pioneer

Pioneer Showcase Qualifier

Sunday, April 12, 2020

8:00 a.m.

Legacy Showcase Challenge

Legacy

Legacy Showcase Qualifier

Sunday, April 12, 2020

10:00 a.m.

Pauper Showcase Challenge

Pauper

Pauper Showcase Qualifier

Monday/Tuesday, April 13–14, 2020

See Prelim
Schedule

Showcase Last Chance Events

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Format's Showcase Qualifier


Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Format Challenges are the first step toward qualifying for Premier Play through your favorite Magic formats. To learn more about Premier Play qualification, click here.

The Magic Online Format Challenges continue every weekend for Standard, Pioneer, Modern, Vintage, Legacy, and Pauper formats except when replaced by Showcase Challenges during scheduled Showcase Challenge dates. NOTE: The Vintage Challenge happens every weekend regardless of scheduled Showcase Challenges.

Pacific Time (-7 from UTC)

Start Time Event Type

Saturday, 6 a.m.

Standard Challenge

Saturday, 8 a.m.

Modern Challenge

Saturday, 10 a.m.

Vintage Challenge

Sunday, 6 a.m.

Pioneer Challenge

Sunday, 8 a.m.

Legacy Challenge

Sunday, 10 a.m.

Pauper Challenge

Check out this page for further event details.


Next Downtime April 15

The next downtime will be on April 15, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until noon. All times listed are Pacific time (UTC-7).

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